Sunday, September 16, 2007

RICAM Postdoc Position in Scientific Computing at Austria

The “Scientific computing-Optimization and Optimal Control Group” at the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics(RICAM) is searching a PostDoc with a strong background in partial differential equations or variational problems. The research focus will be adjusted according to the interests of the successful candidate. Possible specializations include all areas of continuous optimization, optimization in the context of mathematical finance, life sciences, and material sciences.

A doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field is required. The working language is English. The initial contract can be for up to three years, a renewal for three more years is possible depending on achievements.

For more information contact Prof. K. Kunisch at: karl.kunisch[at]

RICAM is a research institute which went into operation on January 1, 2003, and is building up to a total of 30 PostDoc positions in six areas:

Computational Methods for Direct Field Problems,
Inverse Problems,
Optimization and Optimal Control,
Symbolic Computing,
Analysis of Partial Differential Equations,
Mathematical Finance.
The institute is housed on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, a town of about 240.000 on the Danube, very close to the Austrian Alps, and half-way between Vienna and Salzburg. Further information is available under:

Applications with personal and scientific data, copies of relevant documents and a statement about scientific interests and achievements should be sent, prefarably by email, to

Postal address:
Prof. Dr. Karl Kunisch
Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing, University of Graz
Heinrichstrasse 36 A-8010 Graz, Austria.